Author: Senior Pastors, Jo Ann Kunz & Tony Blair

Jul
07
2020

On this Independence Weekend let’s celebrate TWO kinds of freedom! The freedom that Christ gives us is the greater of the two, actually, because it leads to abundant life, no matter our circumstances. That freedom is so startling and radical that for much of our history, the Church has not fully believed that what Jesus said could be true. At Hosanna! we do believe it, and today we remember and rejoice!

See below for a video from our worship team and from Jo Ann and Tony with today’s inspiring message, along with a hand-out to help you live out this message of freedom this week. Read this update about the FOUR ways we can gather for worship next Sunday, July 12…including a return to public worship in our building. Other announcements are in the bulletin below. Note that we will NOT have the Virtual Foyer today. Thanks again for your continued support of this ministry during these strange times. You are good, and so is God. 🙂 


Worship


Message

We are already free!

Additional Service Resources


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Jun
06
2020

Have you ever been on the receiving end of an elbow in your ribs, or a light kick under the table? These are some awkward ways we “nudge” each other sometimes. Did you know that the Holy Spirit does the same thing, although usually more gently? The Spirit nudges each of us in ways that are unique to us so we can hear what God is saying and see what God is up to.

That’s what our encouraging service is about today. If you want, you can listen to the message from Jo Ann and Tony first and then go to the worship recording to hear better the nudges that may be waiting for you there. Or vice-versa. 🙂 Please watch the “God Speaks” video before listening to the message. And be sure to read the bulletin and catch up on all the good stuff going on at Hosanna, including our plans to re-open our building for worship services! See also the links for our virtual foyer, the opportunity to give your offering, and more.

Worship


God Speaks


Message

The Spirit nudges us in ordinary life. Find out why and how!

Virtual Foyer

We welcome you to join some friendly faces in the Zoom virtual foyer! Drop in any time between 11:00 – 11:30 AM on Sundays.

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Jun
06
2020

We’ve been talking and singing together about the Pentecostal power of the Holy Spirit lately but it seems that most Christians have a somewhat awkward relationship with the Spirit. Is the Spirit a thing, a ghost, a cosmic force? What does the Spirit do and what difference does it make to me? What is the Spirit up to in the world right now, given how tumultuous many things are? Today we take up those questions! We’ll also worship the God who is Spirit, we’ll honor our fathers and mothers, and we’ll pray together for the life of the Spirit to be real in each one of us. 

Please also take note of this week’s bulletin, an invitation to the Virtual Foyer where you can check in with friends, and a written copy of the message that you can download. Also, you may not be aware that KidsVenture has been meeting every Sunday online, and the youth group has started meeting again in person, and that an Adult Bible Study also meets at 11:15. For more information on any of those, please contact the church office.

Worship


Father’s Day Video


Message

Who is the Holy Spirit anyway? And why has he come to live in you?

Additional Service Resources

Holy Spirit Prayer

Virtual Foyer

We welcome you to join some friendly faces in the Zoom virtual foyer! Drop in any time between 11:00 – 11:30 AM on Sundays.

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Jun
06
2020

What a wonderful opportunity we’ve been given this year to see for ourselves that what we believe is really true… that we can actually live it in a time when the world seems topsy-turvy, as Rick McKinney put it last week. The life of the Spirit given at Pentecost is indeed for real, and today we explore what it means for us as ordinary people in extraordinary times.

That’s what Jo Ann and Tony’s encouraging message addresses. Before going there, however, rest your weary soul or anxious mind by remembering and worshipping the God who is Present. After the message, be inspired by the “This Little Light” video

Speaking of being inspired, we have a special treat today! We have put together a tribute to all of our graduates this year, led by our Youth Pastor Jared Kunz. As always, you’ll also find a link to today’s Virtual Foyer, this week’s bulletin, and the message in hard copy. If you didn’t see it last week, you might be interested in our phased-in approach to re-opening our building. And thanks, as always, for your extraordinary giving!

Worship


Message

What are Pentecost people like? They live the life of the Spirit as ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Additional Service Resources

Video: This Little Light
Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Virtual Foyer

We welcome you to join some friendly faces in the Zoom virtual foyer! Drop in any time between 11:00 – 11:30 AM on Sundays.

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May
05
2020

Fire frightens us and entices us, often at the same time. We saw fires burning on the TV news this past week. And this morning we speak of a biblical story in which the fire of the Spirit came down from heaven to dwell in the lives of disciples on a day called Pentecost. We, too, have received that flame. We, too, have a light to offer the world. We, too, are the people of Pentecost. Today, no matter is going on in the world… or maybe because of it!… let us worship the God who has made us one with him and each other through his indwelling Spirit. 

Today’s service includes, first, a greeting from our awesome worship team! It’s so good to see their faces and hear their unsung words of greeting and encouragement to us! And then they lead us in worship… join along… and sing with the Spirit in your soul. Go then to a short, upbeat video titled “Pentecost: Everything is New” and from there to Jo Ann and Tony’s message for us. How does Jesus transform us? Jesus “conflagrates”. He sets our souls on fire! The service ends with a blessing, and then you’re welcome to join the conversation in the Virtual Foyer or learn about “Hope in Hard Times” in our adult Bible class. 

Worship

A message from our worship pastor, Shawn Erb:

It’s been 11 weeks. We thought you might miss seeing our faces 🙂  Check out this personalized greeting video from the worship teams to you. Then watch the worship set video to worship along with us. There is a power song in the middle called “The Blessing”, a song that is very relevant for all of us in these current times.

Worship Team greeting video
Worship Set: May 31, 2020

Introductory Video

Pentecost: Everything Is New

Message

How does Jesus transform us? Through the gift of his Spirit, he “conflagrates.” He sets our souls on fire!

Closing Blessing


Virtual Foyer

We welcome you to join some friendly faces in the virtual foyer! Drop in any time between 11:00 – 11:30 AM on Sundays.

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